Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Cheap Gene Cloning...

In case anyone has $50 and 5 hours with an interest in cloning genes from home:

Popular science has posted a how-to article on making a PCR machine from common household objects. The tubular device uses the heat of a light bulb and the cooling of a computer fan to progress through the stages of the polymerase chain reaction. Unfortunately you have to provide your own test tubes, primers, and genetic material (not included with the set up).

Click the link for a cool video and a brief description of PCR:

Happy Cloning!

"Gene Machine" article on Popular Science

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